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The fact is indisputable: The number of babies being delivered by Cesarean section is rising sharply.
A German baby has tied the world record for the youngest surviving premature infant, after being born after only 21 weeks and five days.
Evolutionary changes that make us uniquely human â€“ such as our large heads and narrow pelvises â€“ may have "pushed" human birth timing earlier and can be used to identify genes associated with preterm birth, a new study suggests.
More than 7,300 babies are stillborn every day.
Although their involvement is very different, childbirth is an important shared experience for the first-time father and his partner, yet men generally attend childbirth classes only for their partner's sake.
Active management of the third stage of labour means that women lose less blood than with a more expectant approach.
Clinical depression and anxiety during pregnancy results in smaller babies that are more likely to die in infancy.
Pregnant women who have had a cesarean section before most likely end up having one again, according to one in three hospitals that say a repeat cesarean is the only option.
The rate of stillbirths in rural areas of six developing countries fell more than 30 percent following a basic training program in newborn care for birth attendants.
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